There’s review of the year in the arts in today’s Daily Post…
Best exhibition: Summer of Love, running between May and September at the Tate Liverpool, was an enormous show, the biggest ever staged at the gallery.
It was quite remarkable, covering practically every art movement in the 1960s, from record sleeves to film, installations to psychedelic light shows. The range and content was amazing, requiring several hours to see and enjoy everything in it. It featured famous names along with some lesser ones and, above all, it was fun.
Best local artist : Liverpool-based Cecilia Matson had her show at Editions new gallery in Cook Street where her urban landscapes proved impressive indeed. Often using twigs rather than paint brushes, the work had a brutal immediacy which matched the subject matter.